54 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Swans Island, Maine
Bass Harbor Head Light

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Located in Bass Harbor, ME (7 miles from Swans Island)

The light served to warn mariners of the Bass Harbor Bar at the eastern entrance to Bass Harbor, and also to mark the southeast entrance to Blue Hill Bay.

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Island Cruises

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Located in Bass Harbor, ME (8 miles from Swans Island)

Island Cruises offers a Morning Lunch Cruise and an Afternoon Nature Cruise daily from mid-June to mid-September. Step aboard our boat, R.L. Gott, for an experience you'll never forget. You're sure to see the seals taking their daily sunbath on the ledges. The awe-inspiring bald eagle, porpoise, loons, herons and osprey are frequently spotted.

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Tour Boating
Asticou Azalea Garden

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Located in Hancock, ME (13 miles from Swans Island)

The Asticou Azalea Garden was created in 1957 by Charles K. Savage using plants purchased from Beatrix Farrand’s Reef Point garden upon its closing. Although Savage brought much of the plant material from Reef Point to Thuya Garden, he thought that the large azalea collection would be better suited for display around the small pond in lower Asticou due to its location. At the Asticou Azalea Garden, as it came to be known, Savage’s vision of providing a good display area for the azaleas came to fruition as he arranged the azaleas along the shores of the pond to increase the effects of their beautiful blooms in the reflections of the water.

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Eagle Lake Recreation Area

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (17 miles from Swans Island)

Eagle Lake is situated primarily within 23,000 acres of Maine Public Reserved Land near the Town of Eagle Lake, in Maine’s Aroostook County. One of the most remote bodies of water in the Fish River chain, Eagle Lake covers 5,581 acres with a maximum water depth of 136 feet. The lake is noted primarily for its outstanding brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon angling and is one of few Maine lakes that offers hook and line rainbow smelt angling, year-round, in freshwater.

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Fishing Hiking Nature
Thunder Hole

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (17 miles from Swans Island)

The spectacular waves and crashing sounds of the ocean at Thunder Hole draw many visitors to this dramatic location. You need luck and timing to best experience the thunderous sounds which occur when the waves crash against the rock and water is forced through a crevice and into a small cave. The sound of thunder is created as rushing water crashes against air trapped inside the cave. The noise is most pronounced 1-2 hours before high tide, or just after a storm. The waves here can be very dangerous, especially when storms are near. Please follow all posted signs and be sure to stay within the designated viewing area.

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Adventure Nature
Otter Cliff

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (17 miles from Swans Island)

Most cliffs are composed of solid coarse-grained pink granite. The longest routes are three pitches. Otter Cliff and Great Head provide a spectacular setting for sea cliff climbing not commonly available elsewhere.

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Adventure Nature
Beehive Loop

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Located in Bar Harbor, ME (18 miles from Swans Island)

Begin on a gradual forested ascent through a gulley. Ascend the south side of the Beehive using granite staircases, boulders, and iron rungs. Final granite slope leads to the summit. Offers views of Frenchman Bay, Sand Beach and the bold coast of Maine. Continue past the summit and descend rocky trails to a glacially carved pond called the Bowl. Descend along a forest path back to where you began your climb and return to Sand Beach.

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Hiking Nature

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